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IT Lead - Risk Data

Ref: 75678

  • 100,000-120,000
  • 09 Sep 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent


We are seeking a talented, highly motivated IT Lead with proven experience in managing data engineering teams. The successful candidate will lead a high performing team of data engineers delivering world class solutions as prioritised to ensure alignment with strategic directives.  This is an excellent opportunity for a flexible individual with an energetic and enthusiastic approach who wishes to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment.

Our client’s technological platform is constantly evolving as we apply new and emerging technologies to their expanding business.  The Risk & Underwriting Reporting team manages the data and business intelligence solutions at the heart of the company’s risk and underwriting strategy and supports a global userbase.  The nature of their business demands high levels of agility, which in turn requires their team to be technically superior. If you value a servant leadership philosophy, are eager to work with a dynamic team designing and developing high-performing data solutions, this job is for you!

Core Responsibilities

  • Work closely with product management, architecture, and other engineering teams to deliver high quality data and business intelligence solutions.
  • Act as a steward for the quality of new development and ensure the stability, integrity, and usability of existing solutions on platforms including AWS Redshift, Python, SSAS, SSRS & Power BI.
  • Manage performance of direct reports and provide appropriate feedback based on objective evaluations, including development plans and performance reviews.
  • Ensure agile delivery squads have what they need to deliver solutions effectively and efficiently.
  • Contribute to a culture of innovation and agile development best practices. 
  • Collaborate with enablement teams, other team leads and team members to develop and implement standards across the teams.
  • Effectively communicate with senior management.
  • Contribute hands on to development activities where necessary.
  • Embrace the company culture and consistently demonstrate it in day-to-day activities.

Essential Skills

  • Experience in leading high performing engineering teams using a servant leadership philosophy.
  • Ability to co-ordinate well with a remote global team.
  • Effective leadership and collaboration inside and beyond the team with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Recruitment, management, and mentoring experience.
  • Extensive experience designing and developing high quality data and business intelligence solutions in a fast-changing environment.
  • Expertise in ETL, Dimensional Modelling, Reporting & Business Intelligence.
  • Must be very detailed-oriented.
  • Passion and ability to deliver on commitments and drive products and systems to success.
  • Clear communication and good interpersonal skills.

Desirable Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Prior experience in working in Financial Services/Insurance industry is a plus.
  • Prior experience with Agile development.
  • Experience working with cloud-based platforms – AWS strongly preferred.
  • Experience evaluating 3rd party solutions for use within the enterprise.


For a confidential and discreet conversation to understand more about this Technology job, please contact John Howe on +353 1 592 7868 or email